Items filtered by date: Monday, 15 March 2021
Traditionally, the “Pay-Per-View” system is used by promoters and fight entrepreneurs to generate large sums of money that would not be possible through advertising revenue (sponsorships) and box office in gyms.
The big names in the sport leverage their popularity to convince fans - 'hardcore' and casual - to buy “Pay-Per-View” to see their fights 'live'.
The biggest names in boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard etc. used to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in “Pay-Per-View” revenue. Currently, the biggest boxing stars on 'Pay-Per-View' include names like Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Errol Spence Jr, Canelo Alvarez, etc.
Now, Vijender Singh (12-0-0 ), a “star” of Indian boxing, will also no longer be making his fights available on 'terrestrial' or 'satellite' television, instead broadcasting his duels - too - through “Pay-Per-View” platforms and, with it, joining the list of elite boxers in the US and UK.
Vijender Singh will fight on March 19 against Russian Artysh Lopsan (4-1-1) at the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Bardez, Goa district, India.
The fight will be available on BookMyShow and Dream11-supported Fancode and fans will be able to purchase “Pay-Per-View” for just $99 (including all taxes).
Vijender Singh was last seen in action in November, when he fought Charles Adamu (33-14-0) of Ghana at Caesars Palace Dubai in Dubai, UAE, winning by unanimous decision.
Prior to that, the undefeated boxing champion (from Bhiwani, India) had fought in July 2019 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, USA, when he faced Mike Snider (13-7-3) and defeated him by TKO in the fourth round.
The 'co-main event' (or 'co-main event') on the March 19 card will feature Indian boxing's main contender, Neeraj Goyat (11-3-2), facing Sandeep Kumar.
There will be six other fights on the 'under-card'.
-“It will be a great fight in Goa. Vijender has experience and invincibility, while Lopsan also has a good record. I'm expecting a very good fight between the two and the fans will be able to witness something incredible.”- added Neerav Tomar, from IOSBoxing Promotions.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 16 / 03 / 2021.